Your car or truck is a fine tuned and sophisticated machine. A collision of any grade has a good chance of throwing your vehicle out of alignment. That is why, when you are at the auto body shop, make sure to tell them to check your vehicle’s wheel alignment as part of the repair process.
A vehicle’s proper alignment is very important. Bad wheel alignment causes multiple problems, including the car pulling left or right, uneven tire wear, and burning a lot more gas than usual.
Make sure you also speak with your insurance adjuster about this concern. In some instances, they may cover the alignment services needed to properly align the wheels.
So, what will happen if alignment is off on your ride and you don’t ask your auto body shop about it? Well, to be truthful, some auto body shops most likely will not inspect for that problem. Therefore, ask the shop to look into it. When you get the car back, you should check to see if the car is properly aligned, and you can do this simply by driving the car. As you are driving, look at the steering wheel. When properly aligned, the wheels on a car should be straight when you are driving straight. If this was not included in the repairs, you may want to fight with the insurance company to get this covered. After all, it was a result of the accident, and the car should be fixed to the condition it was in prior to the accident.
Besides a collision, you really should be periodically checking your car or truck for alignment issues. It is recommended that you should have your vehicle aligned once a year. But, if you take a bad hop on a curb, or hit a pothole, make sure you have it checked as well. Try and keep your suspension components in good shape to eliminate any related issues when you have your car brought in for alignment. You end up wasting your money on having an alignment job done, knowing you’ve got worn suspension parts.
Assuming that everything related to your car’s suspension is in order, and that your tires are in perfectly good health and inflated uniformly, ensuring your wheels are properly aligned provides optimal benefits to your car’s health and your driving pleasure.
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